Friday, September 17, 2010

a new slipcover

Remember these chairs?...

They began like this, peeling vinyl and all...
When I recovered them my first thought was to make a slipcover for them but I was too impatient and didn't want to take all the time it would take to slipcover them so instead I stapled some fabric on them and called it a day... well I finally got in the mood to make slipcovers...
With a box pleat to finish off the skirt portion...


I love how they turned out... and the best part is if/when they get dirty I can take them off and throw them into the wash. (Do you like the black chairs mixed in there? Or should I bring back 2 more of the white x-backs?). Eventually I have plans for hubby and me to make a farmhouse table together, but that has to wait until we are in a permanent home so we know the right measurements to make it...





The slipcovers were really cheap as well, they're made from dropcloths! I took pictures all along the way so I'll write up a tutorial for next week, or at least try, it was a little complicated but I'll give it my best shot!





Speaking of slipcovers, did you see Laurel's? Yeah mine aren't as detialed as hers is... there's piping and even zippers! I'm obviously not as patient as she is... maybe one day I will give something like hers a go, for now I'm happy with my somewhat simple slipcovers!





~Megan



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6 comments:

Shannon said...

I like the slipcovers! They turned out great. As for your question, I think 4 white x back chairs. :)
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca

Amy said...

I love dropcloth slipcovers and those look really good.

Oh and I like the black chairs mixed in. Keeps it from look cutsy.

gstoney said...

I love the black chairs and how they don't match. The slipcovers are great.

Jenni said...

They look great! I have eight parson style chairs like this that need slipcovers. I made one last November and still have the other seven to do! It's a lot of work. Great job!

Janet said...

I can't wait for the tutorial. I have some black and white toile slipcovers now. My black and white kitchen is desperately in need of some color.

You have similar chairs to mine and I love the style slipcover. How smart to use drop cloths.

Carla Marie said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I have cruised through yours a little bit. I can't wait for the tutorial on the chair covers, I have leather ones like the ones you covered, and they are just too dark, I wanted to liven them up with a linen look! Hope you post soon, I will check back!